Series VPRS 16637
Enquiry and Study into Old Growth Forests, Survey Results and Information Collected
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Date Range: Series 1992 - 1998
  Series in Custody 1992 - 1998
  Contents 1838 - 1999
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1992 - 1996 Department of Conservation and Natural Resources VA 3097
1996 - 1998 Department of Natural Resources and the Environment VA 3972
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2002 - cont Department of Sustainability and Environment VA 4554
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  • Function / Content
    The issue of what constitutes old growth forest and where, or whether, any remained in Victorian State Forests became a management and political issue from the 1980s generated by the conservation movement. Victoria needed to determine strategies for the management of old-growth forests after consultation with the Commonwealth, based on the National Forest Policy Statement and analysis of then current conservation protection measures. The Agency therefore undertook an Enquiry and Study from 1990 to 1998 . Evidence was extracted from various Agencies' files dealing with land and forestry from the late 1830s and to the 1990s in order to analyse, interpret and make recommendations leading to definitive findings. Information was collected about landforms, logging history, fire history, forest type, vegetation, land systems, land tenure and land use. The methods used included intensive field surveys, interpretation of aerial photographs and satellite images, tree-ageing, research into the history of disturbances such as land settlement, logging and wildfires, and the use of conventional maps.

  • Recordkeeping System
    The files are arranged under 30 broad subject headings reflecting the scope of the study and research and include the file part numbers within each subject.


    HPOG-1-01 to HPOG-30-12

    Alpha refers to Historic Places Old Growth, first digit equals the subject matter and the third digit equals the file part.

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P0001 1838 - 1999 Open 28
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